© Hang-Up – Exhibition setting

Following his graduation from Goldsmiths in London, artist Tim Fishlock a.k.a. Oddly Head initially worked for an architecture and design practice, and eventually landed projects on his own which rightfully put him in the spotlight. Since going solo little over a decade ago, Fishlock has gained momentum with several high-profile projects and publications, anchoring a leading position in the global art and design scene. The artist is returning to Hang-Up gallery in the British capital for a second showcase entitled Introversion Immersion. Opening on Fri – May 31, the exhibition questions and appraises our information-saturated age and asks us to confront what the deluge of opinion, narcissism and image overkill is doing to our society, and specifically explores the dreaded compulsions of social media and our own existential plight with thought-provoking and playful irreverence. An eponymous site-specific installation takes over Hang-Up gallery’s basement space in the form of an enclosed ‘room’ of 72 light boxes ranged floor to ceiling. Flooded with a fusion of words and colours, visitors are confronted with the fiction served up every day and reminded there is no language without deceit. Upstairs, a series of six new paintings entitled Satisfactory Living are unified by the repetition of Me Me Me, presented alongside a heavy punchbag, stitched from rich leather and appliquéd with the word ‘Me’. Location: Hang-Up, 81 Stoke Newington Road (Shacklewell).

© Hang-Up – Exhibition settings